We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
And even the Daily Caller doesn't want to print the truth. "people BELIEVE the sun influences temperatures", what utter BS. It's KNOWN and has been for centuries, probably thousands of years, that the sun influences climate. In fact it's the largest single contributor to our climate variation, probably a larger factor than all others combined.
“information from reconstructions and models indicates a potential continental tropical temperature cooling of around 0.5°C for the rest of the 21st century.”
Climate scientists are very aware of solar influences on climate. However, the projected half-a-degree cooling they project due to solar influences is overwhelmed by the anthropogenic warming influence, which is projected to be 2-4°C. Consequently, the projection of a “mini ice age-like situation” is unwarranted.
There are a number of empirical studies used to estimate climate sensitivity, including energy budget observations, paleoclimatic reconstructions, and direct natural experiments due to volcanic eruptions.